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SEVENTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, 

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AT THE CITY OF QUEBEC, ON THE SECOND TUESDAY, 
Th» 9th Day of August, A.L., 5864, A.D., 1864. 

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Ordered to be read in all the Chapters and preserved. 



ADDRESS : 

THOMAS DOUGLAS HARINGTON, QUEBEC, GRAND Z. 

THOMAS BIRD HARRIS, HAMILTON, GRAND SCRIBE E. 



HAMILTON : 

PRINTED AT THB "SPECTATOR" OFFICE, PRINCE^ SQUARE. 



1864. 



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PROCEEDINGS. 

At the Seventh Annual Convocation of the Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada, held in the 
Masonic Hall, at the City of Quebec, on the second 
Tuesday, the 9th day of August, A.L., 5864, A.D., 1864. 

PRESENT. 



M.E. Comp. T. Douglas Harington, Grand Z. 
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Thomas Bird Harris, Grand Scribe E. 



Henry Dumble, as 
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Arunah Huntington, as 
Thos. Milton, as 

Wm. Wilkinson, 



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Treasurer. 
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Dir. ofCeremon. 
Janitor. 



GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS. 



R. E. Comp. James Seymour Hamilton District. 
" " Richard Pope, Quebec " 

A constitutional number of Chapters being represented, 
the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada was 
opened in SVtttpU form at one o'clock, P.M. 



246 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

The Grand Scribe E. having examined the Register, 
reported the following Representatives of regularly 
Warranted Chapters, present, and entitled to take part in 
the business of Grand Chapter, viz : — 

No. 1. ANCIENT FRONTENAC, KINGSTON. 

R. E. Comp. Charles D. Macdonnell, Z. 

No. 2. THE HIRAM, HAMILTON. 

R. E. Comp. Thos. B. Harris, P. Z. and proxy. 

No. 6. st. john's, Hamilton. 

R. E. Comp. Thos. B. Harris, P. Z. and proxy. 

No. 12. CATARAQUI, KINGSTON. 

E. Comp. Henry Dumble, Z, 

No. 13. STADACONA, QUEBEC. 

V. E. Comp. Alexander Duncan, Z. 

" " George Smith, H. 

" " Chas. Joncas, Junr., J. 
M. " " T. Douglas Harington, G.Z. 
R. " " R.Pope, P.Z. 

" " A. McCullum, P.H. 

No. 17. DORCHESTER, WATERLOO. 

E. Comp. Wm. G. Parmelee, J. 

NO. 18. OXFORD, WOODSTOCK. 

R. E. Comp. James Seymour, (proxy.) 

No. 19. MOUNT MORIAH, ST. CATHARINES. 

R. E. Comp. James Seymour, P. Z. and Proxy. 

NO. 20. MOUNT HOREB, BRANTFORD. 

V. E. Comp. Arunah Huntington, Z. 

No. 24. TECUMSEH, STRATFORD. 

R. E. Comp. Thos. B. Harris, (proxy.) 

No. 25. MOUNT HOREB, MONTREAL. 

E. Comp. Thomas Milton, Z. 
" " W.N.Dow, H. 



SEVENTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, QUEBEC, 1864. 247 

On motion, the report of the Grand Scribe E. on 
Representatives, was received and adopted. 

A number of visiting Companions being in attendance, 
the JVt. E. Z. granted permission for their admittance. 

The Grand Scribe E. read the rules and regulations for 
the government of the Grand Chapter during public 
business. 

It was moved by R.E. Comp. Richard Pope, seconded 
by Y.E. Comp. Alexander Duncan, and resolved — 

That inasmueh as the proceedings of the Regular 
Convocation of Grand Chapter, held at the city of Toronto, 
on the 11th day of August, A. D., 1863, have been printed, 
and copies thereof sent to the subordinate Chapters, the 
minutes be considered as read, and the same confirmed. 

The M. E. Z. read the following address to the assembled 
Companions : 

To the Most Excellent the Grand Chapter of 

Royal Arch Masons of Canada. 

Companions : 

For the first time since the Craft of Canada has been 
established in its present independent and honorable position in 
the Masonic world, one of its Sovereign Bodies meets in this 
most interesting, historical, and hospitable City of Quebec, and 
I am well pleased to be the Presiding Officer to proclaim a welcome 
to each and every Companion now visiting it, and express the 
hope that the visit may result in pleasure and satisfaction, and 
that gratifying reminiscences may arise in after times when it 
happens to be talked over. 

We are now assembled to hold our Seventh Annual Convocation, 
and especially are we bound, as recipients of God's bounty and 
mercy, to take this opportunity of acknowledging our deep debt 
of gratitude, and offer our earnest thanks to Him for our 



248 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

prosperous condition, for sparing us to meet again together, and 
for the many blessings he has been pleased to confer upon us. 

I must ask your indulgence for my present address. I still 
feel the effects of illness, chiefly brought on by excessive heat, 
and much Masonic labor, gone through at the recent meeting pf 
Grand Lodge at Hamilton, and in consequence I am unable, as 
I had intended, to enter fully into various subjects of interest 
appertaining to capitular Freemasonry, and which I wished to 
make mention of. I must, therefore, leave to your united counsel 
the inauguration of such matters, as may be deemed benificial to 
the Royal Craft. 

The principal recommendation I feel it to be my duty to offer is 
the revision of the Constitution. My worthy Predecessor strongly 
urged this at the last Convocation of Grand Chapter. A 
Committee for this special purpose should be appointed, unless 
you think proper to leave it to your Principals. In either case 
a report should be prepared, embodying a more perfect and 
extended code of Laws, not dependent upon Craft Masonry as 
they are now ; such report to be sent for consideration to each 
subordinate chapter, at least three months before the Annual 
Convocation in 1865, and be then submitted, with all other 
suggested alterations, for final adoption. 

Our Subordinate Chapters are, I have reason to believe, 
working harmoniously and successfuly, but the reports of the 
several Grand Superintendents will give full information on this 
head. I have to report one additional Chapter, viz ; The Mount 
Horeb, held at Montreal. The petition came from certain 
Companions belonging to the "Victoria" R. A. Chapter, on the 
Registry of England, and was accompanied by a formal surrender 
of their English Warrant. Under the circumstances, and after 
consulting the Grand Superintendent of the Montreal District, I 
looked upon it in the light of affiliation, and ordered a Canadian 
Warrant to be issued instead, free of fee except for registration, 
which action I request Grand Chapter to confirm. 

Our relations with Sister Bodies are of a most amicable 






SEVENTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, QUEBEC, 1864. 249 

nature, and their proceedings are duly received by the Grand 
Scribe, E. A report on foreign correspondence is desirable, for 
which a special Committee should be nominated. 

It is my duty to submit a letter received from the Grand 
Chapter of Ireland, relating to one of her subordinates, No. 209, 
holden at London, C. W., and the delivering up of some property 
said to be improperly retained by one of our Chapters. This 
should receive early attention, and be fairly and justly arranged. 

I have granted several Dispensations during the year, 
sanctioning special elections of Principals, and thereby enabling 
the Chapters interested to continue their labors. It is extremely 
difficult, under the existing restrictive law, to avoid having 
recourse to the dispensing power. 

Your Treasurer and Grand Scribe E, will report on the financial 
condition of the subordinate Chapters, and the general state of 
Grand Chapter funds. The latter were so far improved as to 
enable me to order the payment of a portion of the sum due to 
that very able and indefatigable officer, R. E. Comp., T. B. Harris. 

Last year my predecessor took loyal notice of the auspicious 
marriage of the Prince and Princess of Wales. It is my pleasing 
privilege to make mention of the birth of a Prince, the first fruit 
of that union, and an event which has given comfort to our 
widowed Sovereign, diffused joy throughout the British Empire, 
and to the well known loyalty of the craft been a welcome source 
of congratulation. May the illustrious parents, the hope and 
pride of the nation, have continually increasing happiness, and 
may God save and bless the Queen. 

The miserable civil war still exists in the neighboring States 
causing ruin and grief throughout the land ; but Freemasonry, 
though it cannot prevent, has there proved its beneficent power 
to mitigate suffering and distress ; and our order will ever be 
found side by side with mercy and humanity, provided its 
| numerous members are only true to its attributes and themselves. 
Peace reigns within our borders, for which we should be deeply 



250 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

grateful to the Most High. May He continue to regard favorably 
our common country, one destined, it would clearly seem, to a 
brilliant future, and may His Blessing be and remain upon us 
and all belonging to us, and our present proceedings. 
— So mote it be. 

T. DOUGLAS HARINGTON, 

Grand Z. of Canada. 

Quebec, 9th August, 1864. 



It was moved by E.E. Comp. Kichard Pope, seconded 
by E. Comp. Henry Dumble, and resolved — 

That the address of the M. E. Z. be referred to the 
following Special Committee, viz : — R. E. Comps. R. Pope, 
James Seymour and C. D. Macdonnell, and to report 
thereon at the earliest possible hour. 

R. E. Comp. Richard Pope, Grand Superintendent for 
the Quebec District, read the following 

REPORT. 

To the Most Excellent the Grand Chapter of 

Boyal Arch Masons of Canada. 

Agreeably to constitutional requirements I have the honor to 
submit my fourth annual report of the state of Royal Arch 
Masonry in the District of Quebec. 

On my own behalf as well as on that of " Stadacona" Chapter, 
No. 1 3, R. C. I beg to tender to the Most Excellent Principals, 
Officers and Companions of Grand Chapter, a most hearty and 
cordial welcome on the occasion of this first convocation of Grand 
Chapter in the city of Quebec, and to express our hope and 
conviction that the most beneficial results may accrue to Royal 
Arch Masonry in this District, from the presence and moral 
influence of so important and august a body in our midst. We 
beg to extend to you, one and all, the true hand of fellowship, in 
the sincere feeling and bonds of the order. 



SEVENTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, QUEBEC, 1864. 251 

I Lave much pleasure in bearing testimony to the continued 
progress and prosperity of Royal Arch Masonry in this District. 

The success and healthful growth of " Stadacona" Chapter, of 
which I had occasion to speak in my last Annual Report,continues 
I am happy to say, without interruption ; a large number of 
members have been added to the list of Companions within the 
past year, and under the able management of 1st Principal 
Companion Duncan, and the other officers, ably assisted in 
this respect by the unwearied zeal and untiring efforts of R. 
Excellent Companion Denis Gale, Past 1st Principal, the 
greatest contentment and harmony prevail among the members 
of this prosperous Chapter, which affords every indication of a 
bright career of unchequered advancement and prosperity. Nor 
can I close my Report without taking advantage of the present 
occasion to express the deep debt of obligation which this 
Chapter and myself owe to the kind condescension and readiness 
with which at all times the Most Excellent 1st Principal 
Companion Harington, lent us the assistance of his valuable 
services and hearty co-operation, to which circumstance, indeed, 
not a little of the prosperity and welfare of this Chapter are due ; 
and for which on behalf of the Chapter, as well as in my own 
name, I gladly avail myself of this opportunity thus publicly to 
thank him. 

Again expressing a hearty welcome to the Officers and 
Companions of Grand Chapter. 

I remain, &c, 

R. POPE. 

Grand Superintendent, Quebec District. 

Quebec, 9th August, 1864. 



252 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

The Grand Scribe E. read the report of the Grand 
Superintendent for the Montreal District : 



REPORT. 

To the Most Excellent the Grand Cotmcil and Companions of the 
Grand Boyal Arch Chapter of Canada. 

In the month of September, 1863, a number of Companions, 
then members of " Victoria " Royal Arch Chapter of this City, 
under the Registry of England, forwarded an application to the 
Most Excellent Grand Z of Canada, for a Dispensation to open a 
new Chapter here, under the name of" St. Lawrence " Royal Arch 
Chapter. Previous to that time, there was in existence, in 
Montreal, only one Chapter under Canadian jurisdiction, viz : — 
the "Carnarvon," No. 21. The most Excellent Grand Z,in issuing 
the Dispensation referred to, was pleased to appoint me to the 
office of Grand Superintendent for the District of Montreal. 

Shortly before I received my Commission, and the Dispensation 
for the new Chapter, it was brought to my knowledge, that a 
disposition existed among the remaining members of " Victoria" 
Chapter to give up their Warrant, and take one instead from the 
Grand Chapter of Canada, an arrangement, which I am happy to 
say, was ultimately carried out in a spirit of harmony and 
fraternal good-feeling, highly creditable to the Companions of that 
Chapter. Later in the year, the old Warrant was surrendered to 
me, for transmission to England, together with an application for 
a new Warrant under Canada. I forwarded the Warrant, and 
the documents connected with it, to the Most Excellent the 
Grand Z., who was pleased to comply with the request of the 
Companions, and to grant a Warrant authorizing the formation 
of a new Chapter, under the name of the "Mount Horeb " R. A. 
Chapter, No. 25, and I had the pleasure of constituting the 
Chapter, and installing the Charter Officers, at the regular 
Convocation in January, 1864. In April, a new election took 
place, and I had also the pleasure of installing the officers elect, 
at the next regular convocation. 



SEVENTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, QUEBEC, 1864. 253 

The Chapter is now in a flourshing condition, and may be 
expected to receive large accessions to its membership. 

Carnarvon Chapter, No. 21, has prospered greatly during the 
year, and its prospects for usefulness are exceedingly bright. 
It has now a membership of about forty, and in every respect, it 
may be said to be in an excellent position. 

These Chapters are the only two in the District, working 
under the Grand Chapter of Canada. 

The " St. Paul's " Royal Arch Chapter attached to the " St. 
Paul's " Lodge Montreal, continues its work under the jurisdiction 
of England. A considerable number of the members of that 
Chapter, have taken the intermediate degrees of Mark, Past, and 
Most Excellent Master, in the Carnarvon Chapter, C. R., and I 
have now to call the earnest attention of the Grand Chapter to 
the necessity of providing them with proper Certificates in order 
to enable them to visit Mark Lodges in England, and the Royal 
Arch Chapters in the United States. 

I regret exceedingly that a severe attack of illness will prevent 
my being present at this Convocation of Grand Chapter, and I 
therefore take this opportunity of expressing the deep obligations 
under which I am laid to the Most Excellent Grand Z., for the 
kindness he has always manifested towards me, in the discharge 
of my duty, and for the promptitude displayed by him in affording 
the fullest information, on any point referred for his opinion or 
Ivice. I have also to express my acknowledgement to R. 
. Companion H. Luke Robinson, of Waterloo, and to 
E. Companion George T. Morehouse, of "St. John's," 
for the valuable services they have at various times rendered the 
Jompanions of this District. 

The whole most respectfully submitted. 

ALEX. A. STEVENSON, 

Grand Superintendent 
for the Montreal District 



254 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

Eastern Townships District : 

REPORT. 

Waterloo, C. E., 6th August, 1864. 

To B. E. Comp. THOS. B. HARRIS, 

Grand Scribe E., Grand Chapter of Canada. 

Dear Sir and R. E. Companion,— 

I have the honor to submit to you for the information of the 
the Grand Chapter, the following brief report of Royal Arch 
Masonry in the Eastern Townships District. 

The number of Chapters under my jurisdiction continues 
nominally three, viz: " Golden Rule," at Stanstead; "Bedford 
District," at Dunham; and "Dorchester," at Waterloo ; "Golden 
Rule" has added largely to its numbers during the past year. 
It has not yet adopted the recognized ritual of this Grand Chapter, 
but works correctly, I believe, according to that of the United 
States. 

" Bedford District," has never yet conferred the Royal Arch 
Degree, nor has it met for more than two years, it has therefore 
rendered itself subject to erasure, and it becomes my duty to 
recommend that it should be done. I regret it much, for it 
possesses much abundant material for a good working Chapter, 
and its connection with "Prevost" Lodge, and its nearness 
to "Stanbridge" and "Nelson" Lodges, ought to make it 
the most prosperous Chapter in the District ; " Dorchester," 
over which I have the honor to preside, continues to add ! 
slowly, but steadily to its numbers, and I am happy to 
say, that its members manifest much interest in the cause oi 
Royal Arch Masonry. 

In September last, I had the honor, for the third time, ol 
installing the Officers of Carnarvon Chapter, Montreal. 

Since then, there has been a Grand Superintendent appointed 



SEVENTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, QUEBEC, 1864. 255 

for that District, and I have much pleasure in adding my 
testimony to his, of the great prosperity, and proper working of 
that Chapter. 

I have the honor to be, Dear Sir, and 
Right Excellent Companion, 

Yours fraternally, 

H. L. ROBINSON. 

Grand Superintendent, Eastern Townships District. 

Wilson District: 

REPORT. 

To the Most Excellent the Grand Council and Companions of tiie 
Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, in Annual Convocation 
Assembled : 

In compliance with the regulations of Grand Chapter, I beg 
to submit a brief report as Grand Superintendent of the 
Wilson District." 

The Wilson District contains but three Chapters, viz : The 
"Oxford," at Woodstock, " Mount Horeb," at Brantford, and 
the " Ezra," at Simcoe. The " Oxford " and " Mount Horeb V 
Chapters are progressing steadily, receiving moderate accessions 
to their numbers, and dispensing light in the most approved form, 
their work being done in strict accordance with the Ritual of 
Grand Chapter. The " Ezra" Chapter, I am sorry to say, has 
done no work during the past year, owing to peculiar unavoidable 
circumstances in which its Principal was placed. These are 
now overcome, and work will be resumed ; and from the high 
Masonic standing of the Companions connected therewith, I am 
satisfied its prosperity will become permanently established. 

In a District containing so few Chapters as the " Wilson," 
and those presided over by Companions of large experience and 
intelligence, there seldom arises anything requiring the 
interference of a Grand Officer, therefore the labors of a Grand 
Superintendent in the Wilson District have been light, and in 



256 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

reporting the state of the Royal Craft, I feel that it might be 
comprehended in the brief and significant term, and perhaps the 
most acceptable to Grand Chapter, "All is Well." 

All of which is most respectfully submitted, 

D. CURTIS, 
G. S., Wilson District. 

R. E. Comp. James Seymour, Grand Superintendent of 
the Hamilton District, submitted and read the following 

REPORT. 

To the Most Excellent the Grand Council, Officers, and Companions 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada : 

In accordance with the constitutional requirements of Grand 
Chapter, I have much pleasure in submitting my report on the 
condition of Royal Arch Masonry in the Hamilton District, over 
which I have had the honor to preside during the past year. 

There are three Chapters in the District, all of which are 
progressing satisfactorily under the charge of zealous, well-skilled 
officers. " The Hiram" Chapter No. 2, Hamilton, (the oldest but 
one in the Province) is ably and efficiently presided over by 
V.E. Comp. James M. Rogerson. " St. John's," No. 6, of the same 
city, is equally fortunate in having at its head V. E. Comp. 
T. McCraken ; and " Mount Moriah," No. 19, St. Catharines, 
is not less so in E. Comp. C. P. Camp. Each Chapter is well 
attended at Regular and Emergent Convocations, thus showing 
that the Companions are not unmindful of their duty in this 
respect. The work proceeds regularly and is well done. — 
The instruction imparted to each candidate being impressively 
delivered, and in accordance with the Ritual of this Grand 
Chapter ; and all the material submitted for the building of our 
sacred temple is well-tried before use, and proved to be true and 
trusty. There have been periods when the number of applicants 
for admission within our portals has surpassed the present one ; 
but never has the quality of those accepted been excelled, which 
speaks well for the care exercised in judiciously selecting none 
but the best. Let this circumspection continue, and the result 



SEVENTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION QUEBEC, 1864. 257 

will amply repay each Chapter, in the superior quality and other 
essentials to a good, active, working membership, that may in 
consequence be relied on. • 

Owing to ill health, I have not been able to visit the Hamilton 
Chapters as frequently as I would desire ; but where the true 
spirit of the Royal Craft is so admirably inculcated by officers 
and observed by the Companions, official visits from the Grand 
Superintendent are not absolutely necessary, unless for the 
purpose of cementing together those fraternal ties which 
occasional comingling is so well calculated to foster and 
strengthen. My own Chapter, however, I have visited regularly ; 
and in noticing its prosperity, I feel it a pleasurable duty to 
bear testimony to the zeal which has influenced its officers in 
working and managing its affairs. Its minutes are accurately 
kept ; records carefully preserved ; finances well husbanded ; and 
returns to Grand Chapter promptly forwarded. 

The healthy vigor pervading Capitular Masonry in this 
District may lead to the establishment of one or more additional 
Chapters during the coming year. Indeed, several Companions 
at Grimsby are desirous of organising one at an early day ; and 
should it appear that sufficient material can be relied on to justify 
the Companions in their laudable aspirations, I would cheerfully 
recommend their claims to favorable consideration. 

I regret to add, that during the year several worthy 
Companions have been called to the Grand Chapter above ; but 
I can only give the name of one — not having been furnished with 
those of the others — Comp. A. W. Henderson, of Mount Moriah 
Chapter, who died December 9, 1863. A pattern of Masonic 
vigilance and integrity, ever ready to relieve the distressed, and 
universally esteemed for his many excellent qualities as a man 
and Mason. His memory will ever be held dear by his 
Companions, who sincerely sympathise with his bereaved widow 
and children in the irreparable loss they have suffered. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

JAMES SEYMOUR, 
G. Supt., Hamilton District. 



258 (3 RAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

It was moved by E. Comp. H. Dumble, seconded by 
R. E. Comp. R. Pope, and resolved — 

That the reports from the various Grand Superintendents 
be received and referred to the following Special Committee 
for consideration, and to report thereon at an early hour,, 
viz : — E. Comp. Denis Gale, and R. E. Comp. Charles D. 
Macdonnell. 

The M. E. Z. was pleased, to appoint E. Companions 
C. Joncas, A. McCallum and Alex. Duncan, a Special 
Committee on Audit and Finance. 

The Grand Scribe E. submitted and read his annual 
statements, as also the Grand Treasurer's, which were, on 
motion, received and referred to the Special Committee on 
Audit and Finance. 






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BALANCES IN LEDGER, 

August, 1864. 



NAME OF CHAPTER. 



No. 1 Ancient Frontenac 

2 The Hiram 

3 Warrant Surrendered . . 

4 St. Andrew's 

5 St. George's 

6 St. John's 

7 Moira 

8 King Solomon's 

9 Golden Rule 

10 Warrant Surrendered . . 

11 Wilson 

12 Cataraqui 

13 Stadacona. . . . 

14 Bedford District 

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16 Carleton 



31st January, 1863. 
1864. 



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Mount Moriah. 
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DATE OF LAST RETURNS. 



1863 
1864 



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31st January, 1864 



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21st February, 1862. 

1st July, 1862 

1st May. 1864 



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The Grand Scribe E. read a letter from Grand Chapter 
of Ireland on the subject of some records, &c, claimed to 
belong to Chapter 209, I. R., London. 

It was moved by E. Comp. Denis Gale, seconded by 
Y. E. Comp. Alexander Duncan, and resolved — 

That the letter from the Grand Chapter of Ireland be 
referred to the M. E. Z. for the purpose of the complaint 
being enquired into, and its final adjustment. 



A letter was read from the G. S. E., of the Supreme 



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262 GRAND CHAPTER OP CANADA. 

Grand Chapter of Scotland, on the subject of the resignation 
of R. E. Comp. Wm. Hay, its Representative at the Grand 
Chapter of Canada, and desiring this Grand Chapter would 
forward the names of other Companions from which to 
make selection and appointment to that office. 

It was moved by E. Comp. H. Dumble, seconded by 
Y. E. Comp. A. Duncan, and resolved — 

That the consideration of matters contained in the letter 
from the Supreme Grand Chapter of Scotland, be referred 
to the M. E. Z. 

It was moved by R. E. Comp. H. Pope, seconded by 
R. E. Comp. James Seymour, and resolved — 

That the next Annual Convocation of Grand Chapter be 
held at Prescott. 

The Grand Chapter proceeded to the election of the 
elective Grand Officers for the ensuing Masonic year, with 
the following result : 

M. E. Comp. T. Douglas Harington, re-elected, 1 

Grand Z. Grand 

Alexander A. Stevenson,Grand H. "Council. 

Charles D. Macdonnell, " J. 

Thos. Bird Harris, re-elected, Grand Scribe E. 

Denis Gale, " N. 

Marcellus Crombie, " P'l Soj'r. 

Thomas McCraken, " Treasurer. 

Henry Dumble, " Registrar. 

By an open vote the Janitor 

of Grenville Chapter, " Janitor. 

GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS 

Nominated by the Representatives of the Chapters of their 
respective districts, and approved by the M. E. Z. 

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R. E. Comp. James Seymour, Hamilton District. 

, Toronto " 

E. J. Barker, Central " 

Thomas Milton, Montreal " 

H. L. Robinson, East'n Townsp's " 
Richard Pope, Quebec " 

The Grand Chapter was called from labor to refreshment, 
to meet at 7.30 o'clock, p.m. 

The Grand Chapter resumed its sittings at 8 o'clock, p.m. 

The Grand Principals, as before, 

On the Throne. 

Grand Officers and Representatives. 

The Special Committee on Audit and Finance, to whom 
was referred the statements of the Grand Scribe E. and 
Grand Treasurer, submitted the following 

REPORT. 

To the Most Excellent Council. 

Your Committee on Audit and Finance having examined the 
books, accounts, and vouchers of the Grand Scribe E., and Grand 
Treasurer,beg leave to report,that the same are found to be correct. 

Your Committee have had laid before them the following 
accounts, which they have examined, and recommend that 
the same be paid, viz ; 

Gillespy's account for printing proceedings, &c, $60 50 

Ellis's account for Blank Certificates, GO 00 

Richardson for Regalia, 43 46 



Total $163 96 

Your Committee find that there has been received during the 
year on account of Grand Chapter the sum of $360 60, which 
with the balance in the Grand Treasurer's hand of $77 09, making 
a total of $437 69, and that the disbursements for the s ame period 



264 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

of time, have been $417 95, leaving a balance in Grand 
Treasurer's hands of $19 74. 

Your Committee regret to observe that two Chapters have not 
made returns to Grand Chapter since 1862, that four have not 
made returns since January 1863, and they further regret to see, 
that the " Bedford District" Chapter has made no returns since 
1859, the date of its formation ; your Committee would therefore 
recommend that the Grand Scribe E, be instructed to address a 
communication to the last-named Chapter, requiring its returns to 
be immediately made up and forwarded to him within six months, 
failing to do so within that time, that the officers of the Chapter 
be summoned to appear at the next annual convocation of this 
Grand Chapter, to show cause why their Warrant should not be 
cancelled and its number erased from the registry of the Grand 
Chapter. 

Your Committee also find that in the aggregate the amount 
owing by the various Chapters to be $224 95, and would 
respectfully recommend that the Grand Scribe E, use his best 
endeavours to collect the above amount. 

All of which is most respectfully submitted 

CHAS. JONCAS. 
A. McCALLUM. 
ALEX. DUNCAN. 

It was moved by K. E. Comp. C. D. Macdonnell, 
seconded by V. E. Comp. A. Duncan, and resolved — 

That the report of the Special Committee on Audit and 
Finance be received and adopted. 

The Special Committee to whom was referred the 
consideration of matters contained in the reports of Grand 
Superintendents, submitted the following 

REPORT. 

To the Most Excellent Council and Companions 

of the G.B.A. Chapter of Canada. 

Your Committee to whom was referred the reports of the 
Grand Superintendents of Districts, beg leave to state : 

That the first report before them is that from the Grand 



SEVENTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, QUEBEC, 1864. 265 

Superintendent of the Hamilton District, from the purport of 
which we learn with great satisfaction and much pleasure the 
nourishing position of Chapters in this district, numbering at 
present, three, with every probability of a fourth going into 
operation immediately. This augurs favorably, and is flattering 
alike to the presiding officers of their several Chapters, as well as 
to their Grand Superintendent for their careful and judicious 
management. 

By the report of the Grand Superintendent for the Montreal 
District, we note with pleasure the healthy and prosperous state 
of the Royal Craft in this district. It is highly satisfactory to 
mark the kindly relations between " Caernarvon " Chapter, under 
Canada, and " St. Paul's " Chapter, underj England. May these 
amicable feelings long prevail. In reference to the proper 
certificates for the Companions of " St. Paul's " Chapter joining 
" Caernarvon " Chapter, enabling them to visit Mark Lodges in 
England, and Royal Arch Chapters in the United States, your 
Committee are given to understand that these measures will be 
cared for under another head. 

Next under consideration is the report of the Grand Superin- 
tendent for the Eastern Townships District. While we learn 
with pleasure the prosperity of " Golden Rule " and " Dorchester" 
Chapters, we deeply regret the non-advancement of " Bedford 
District" Chapter; and, if deemed desirable by the M. E. Z., 
would join with the Grand Superintendent in recommending 
its erasure from the Grand Chapter roll. Your Committee 
would respectfully suggest, in regard to " Golden Rule " Chapter, 
that they adopt the recognized ritual of this Grand Chapter in 
their working as soon as possible, since a uniformity of work in 
our subordinate Chapters is much to be desired. 

We are happy to learn from the report of the Grand Superinten- 
dent of the Quebec District, that the success and prosperity 
of " Stadacona " Chapter is unabated, and that its successful 
working is complete. 

Your Committee regret much that the gentle reproofs 
recorded by their predecessors in last year's report has not had 



266 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

the desired effect in drawing from the Grand Superintendents of 
the several Districts the cap-stone of their labors, we conceive 
where this is the case there may be no labors to report ; we hope, 
otherwise, however, and trust the Grand Superintendents, 
non-reported this session will in future crown their labors with a 
report, so that subsequently any remonstrance such as the present 
may be deemed unnecessary. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

DENIS GALE, 

CHARLES D. MACDONNELL. 

It was moved by E. Comp. H. Dumble, seconded by 
V. E. Comp. Arunah Huntington, and resolved — 

That the foregoing report be received and adopted. 

The special Committee to whom was referred the address 
of the M. E. Z., submitted the following 

REPORT. 

Your Committee have much pleasure in entertaining the hope, 
so happily expressed in the address of the Most Excellent 
Grand Z., that the present and first convocation of Grand 
Chapter in the renowned and historical city of Quebec, may 
result in the more firmly cementing of those friendly relations of 
amity and good-will which now so happily characterize each 
annual re-union of the members of the craft. 

Your Committee feel that we have reason to be more than 
usually thankful to the Great I AM, for the numerous mercies 
bestowed upon us during the past year, and more especially for 
His exceeding goodness in sparing us for the privilege of 
assembling together on this the occasion of the seventh annual 
convocation of Grand Chapter. 

It is with extreme pain and regret that your Committee have 
learnt that the Most Excellent Grand Z. has suffered, and still 



SEVENTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION QUEBEC, 1864. 267 

suffers, from a severe attack of illness, induced chiefly by an 
excess of Masonic labor during the oppressive heat which 
prevailed during the past month, and which has rendered him 
unable to enter more fully into the various subjects of interest 
appertaining to Capitular Freemasonry, and which he had wished 
to submit to the consideration of Grand Chapter. 

Your Committee sincerely trust that the Most Excellent Grand 
Z., will be speedily restored to his usual health and vigor, and 
that under the blessings of the All-Merciful Ruler of the universe, 
he may be long spared to continue his self-imposed labor of 
dispensing light and instruction to all his Brethren and Compan- 
ions in the different orders of Freemasonry. 

Your Committee heartily concur with the Grand Z. in the 
advisability of providing for a revision of the Constitution so as 
to render the Grand Chapter independent of the laws of Craft 
Masonry ; and for this purpose your Committee would respect- 
fully recommend that the three Grand Principals be authorized 
and empowered to revise the Constitution, and that the Grand 
Superintendents of Districts do assist them by transmitting them 
such suggestions as the Chapters in their respective Districts may 
have to offer respecting the same, and that a draft of such 
revision be sent for consideration to each Subordinate Chapter, 
at least three months before the annual convocation of Grand 
Chapter in the ensuing year, and be then submitted with all 
other suggested amendments for final adoption. 

Your Committee are pleased to learn that all the subordinate 
Chapters are working harmoniously and successfully ; and your 
Committee, in view of the peculiar circumstances of the case, 
recommend that Grand Chapter do confirm the Warrant issued 
free of charge, excepting the fee for registration of members, by 
the Grand 1st Principal, to "Mount Horeb" Chapter, at Montreal. 

Your Committee are happy to learn that our relations with the 
Sister Bodies are of the most amicable nature, and that they 
continue to send us copies of their proceedings, and recommend 
the nomination of a Committee on Foreign Correspondence. 



268 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

The letter from the Grand Chapter of Ireland, referred to in 
the address of the Grand Z., having been, by a resolution of 
Grand Chapter, referred to him for final action thereon, requires 
no further comment from your Committee. 

Your Committee feel that under the existing restrictive law, 
it is impossible to avoid having recourse to the exercise of the 
dispensing power sanctioning the special elections of principals. 

Your Committee are pleased to learn that the funds of the 
Grand Chapter are in such a condition as to have enabled the 
Grand Z., to pay that excellent and indefatigable officer, the 
Grand Scribe E., a portion of the arrears of salary due him. 

It is with extreme pleasure that your Committee re-echo the 
sentiments of loyalty and attachment to our noble and illustrious 
widowed Queen, so ably and eloquently expressed in the address 
of the Grand Z., and the pride, and gratification which the 
auspicious event of the birth of a Prince in the Royal household 
of England, has diffused throughout the length and breadth of one 
of the greatest empires of the earth ; and the joy and gladness it 
has occasioned in the hearts of the members of the Craft in 
Canada, who with pride look up to the ancestors of the infant 
Prince as the bright luminaries of their order, and hope that he 
will in some future time, look upon the Royal Craft and people of 
this Province as among the most loyal of his subjects, and upon 
Canada as the brightest jewel in his Crown. 

While Your Committee have to deplore the continuance of the 
disastrous and deadly civil strife which still exists across our 
border, yet it is with renewed assurance of the beneficent 
attributes of Masonry that they feel that its horrors may be 
mitigated by the diffusion of the benign and merciful precepts of 
the order ; an<J it is with a deep sense of gratitude to the Most 
High, that your Committee have to thank Him for his mercy in 
preserving to us the blessings of peace and plenty, and imploi 
his divine mercy to allow us long to continue in our unchequerec 
career of national prosperity ; and grant that our Order may groi 
and extend with the increase and prosperity of the country, anc 



SEVENTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, QUEBEC, 1864. 269 

that all our deliberations and proceedings may meet with His 
divine favor and approbation. 

So mote it be. 

R. POPE. 

JAS. SEYMOUR. 

CHARLES D. MACDONNELL. 

It was moved by E. Comp. Denis Gale, seconded by 
E. Comp. H. Dumble, and resolved — 

That the report of the Special Committee on the 
M. E. Z.'s address be received and adopted. 

The M. E. Z. appointed the following Companions a 
Committee on Foreign Correspondence, viz.: R. E. Comp. 
James Seymour, Chairman, Y. E. Comp. E. Goodman, 
and E. Comp. Wm. McGhie. 

It was moved by R. E. Comp. James Seymour, seconded 
by R. E. Comp. R. Pope, and resolved — 

That the Grand Scribe E. be hereby authorized to pre- 
pare certificates, in the form decided upon by the M. E. Z., 
for Companions hailing from other jurisdictions, who have 
had, or may have, conferred upon them, after affiliating 
with any subordinate Chapter under the jurisdiction of 
this Grand Chapter, the degrees of Mark Master, Past 
Master, and Most Excellent Master, as also to any Brethren 
who may desire the same, on receiving said degrees in 
Chapters, under the jurisdiction of the Grand Chapter of 
Canada. 

On motion it was resolved — 

That the Grand Council be a Committee to revise the 

Constitution, and that any proposed amendments thereto 

be printed and forwarded to all Chapters under this 

jurisdiction, at least three months before the next Annual 

1 1 Convocation. 

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The M.E.Z. was pleased to make the following appoint- 
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The M. E. Z. proceeded with the installation and 
investiture of the elected and appointed officers present, 
who were proclaimed with the usual Masonic forms. 

The M. E. Z. also directed that each Companion elected 
or appointed to office, not presenting himself for installation 
or investiture, is to be installed or invested in the Chapter 
of which he is a member. 

It was moved by B- E. Comp. James Seymour, seconded 
by B,. E. Comp. Charles D. Macdonnell, and resolved — 

That the usual fees be paid to the Grand Janitor for his 
attendance during this Convocation. 

It was moved by B. E. Comp. James Seymour, seconded 
by Y. E. Comp. Arunah Huntington, and resolved — 

That the thanks of this Grand Chapter are due and are 
hereby tendered to the Companions of the " Stadacona " 
Chapter, for the attention extended to visiting Bepresenta- 
tives, and also for the ample accommodation and arrange- 
ments made for holding its Annual Convocation. 






SEVENTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, QUEBEC, 1864. 271 

The business of Grand Chapter being ended, it was 
closed in 3Vttt]jU form. 



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GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 



REPORT ON FOREIGN CORRESPONDENCE. 



YOUR COMMITTEE on Foreign Correspondence beg most 
respectfully to submit their review of the proceedings of Thirteen 
Grand Chapters, which have been placed in their hands by the 
Grand Scribe E., viz. : — 



1. Scotland 1864 

2. California 1863 

3. Indiana 1863 

4. Iowa 1863 

5. Maine 1863 

6. Maryland 1863 

1. Massachusetts 1863 



8. Missouri 1862 

" '- 1863 

9. New Jersey 1863 

10. New York 1863 

11. Rhode Island 1863 

12. Vermont 1863 

13. Wisconsin 1864 



The Grand Chapters in fraternal correspondence with the 
Grand Chapter of Canada, whose proceedings have not been 
received, number twenty-five, as follows, viz.: — England, Ireland, 
Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, 
Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New 
Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South 
Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. The Annual 
Convocations of several of these have in all likelihood not been 
held, owing to the lamentable fratricidal war still raging within 
their limits. But for the absence of reports from those not 
so afflicted, your Committee are at a loss to account, and miss 
them very much ; as it would have been a most pleasing duty 
to peruse their transactions, and cull from them such extracts as 
would instruct and cheer all engaged in the noble task of 
building up that moral edifice which is pre-eminently the mission 
of Royal Arch Masonry. 

On examining the proceedings furnished them, your Committee 
are pleased to find a healthy tone prevalent throughout, and 
that the progress of the Royal Craft continues to be steady and 
enduring. In a few instances, however, war's devastating 
influence has operated disastrously to the successful working of 
Chapters in disturbed States ; but on the whole, evidence is not 
wanting that our United States Companions are alive to their 
duty in this respect, and will in due time, by closely adhering 



SEVENTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, QUEBEC, 1864. 273 

to the exalted teachings of our Order, overcome these hindrances, 
which are but trials of their fidelity, to nerve them up to greater 
fervency and zeal. It is also cheering to observe an absence of 
that acrimonious spirit, in discussing their unfortunate troubles, 
which was at the outset so strongly apparent in some instances, 
and greatly to be deplored, as destructive of that Masonic charity 
and fraternal feeling which should always govern members of the 
same family in judging of each other's actions. 

Without further digression, your Committee will at once 
report the result of their labors, which they have arranged in 
alphabetical order, except in the case of Scotland, which, being 
a mother Grand Chapter, is entitled to the first place. 

SCOTLAND. 

The proceedings of this Supreme Grand Chapter are from 31st 
March, 1863, to 31st March, 1864. They relate almost wholly 
to business affairs, and matters of local interest. 

There are one hundred Chapters on the Roll ; but of these 
twenty-nine are dormant, and the other six are in arrears and 
liable to be cancelled. Six new Chapters have been opened, 
three dormant ones revived, and a Provincial Grand Superintendent 
appointed for "Victoria," New South Wales. 

A case of jurisprudence is reported, the heads of which it may 
be well to embody here. It appears that the Provincial Grand 
Superintendent of Bengal suspended all the Principals, Officers 
and Members of " Kilwinning-in-the-East" Chapter, No. 64 
Calcutta, on the following charges : 1. " That they removed the 
place of meeting of the Chapter from the rooms formerly occupied, 
to a new one fitted up by the members, ' without the consent or 
order of the Grand Chapter of Scotland.' 2. For refusing to 
obey the orders of the Provincial Grand Superintendent to call 
a special meeting of emergency." The aggrieved Companions 
appealed against this suspension, when the matter was referred 
to a special Committee of the Supreme Grand Chapter for 
investigation. In their report, this Committee " view with great 
regret the step taken by the Provincial Grand Superintendent 
in the present case, as suspension is a sentence which should not 



274 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

be lightly passed upon any one ; and even where it is deserved, 
time should be allowed to the party accused to endeavour to 
remove, if possible, the cause of offence. However, sentence of 
suspension has been pronounced, and the Committee have now to 
consider whether sufficient grounds existed, or indeed any grounds 
at all, to warrant this sentence." After reciting the cause which* 
led to removing the place of meeting — viz., " the danger that the 
working of the degrees might be heard outside," and justifying 
the action of the Chapter — the Committee report that " the first 
charge being groundless, the second is equally so, because the 
special emergent meeting was called by the Provincial Grand 
Superintendent at the rooms vacated, to confer degrees without 
giving proper notice before balloting," in which case " the E. Z. 
was justified in declining to comply with the Provincial Grand 
Superintendent's order." The Committee thus close their very 
interesting and able report : — 

"A Provincial Grand • Superintendent may order a meeting 
of any Chapter in his province to be called at its ordinary place 
of meeting whenever he pleases ; but, most certainly, he has no 
power to order the First Principal of a subordinate Chapter to 
call a meeting within a few hours, at a place other than the 
ordinary place of meeting of the Chapter, and to admit candidates 
of his selection. An interference with the rights of a subordinate 
Chapter, such as the present, the Committee have never seen, 
and they think it right to report the matter to the Supreme 
Chapter, in order that it may be considered whether the 
Provincial Grand Superintendent of Bengal has not totally 
disqualified himself for holding such an office, and whether his 
commission should not, therefore, be cancelled." 

This report was adopted, when the suspensions were reversed 
and the Provincial Grand Superintendent's appointment cancelled, 
because he refused to reconsider his decision when requested to 
do so by the Committee. 

One of the Companions (E. W. Pritchard, M.D.) expelled for 
complicity in organizing a surreptitious General Grand Chapter, 
in opposition to the supreme body, has been reinstated ; and 
several who signed a "deed of demission," for the purpose of 
uniting with the malcontents, have applied for healing. 






SEVENTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, QUEBEC, 1864. 275 

The representative from the Grand Chapter of Canada, (R. 
E. Comp. A. J. Stewart,) and R. E. Comp. Wm. Hay, 
of Toronto, representing Scotland in Canada, were present at 
the Annual Festival held to celebrate the Vernal Equinox. 

The obituary list contains the names of several illustrious and 
eminent Companions, amongst whom we may name : His Grace 
the Duke of Atholl, K.T., Past Grand J. ; the Most Noble 
the Marquis of Huntly, Provincial Grand Superintendent of 
Aberdeenshire; Major- Gen T.R.Swinburne; J. H. E.Wemyss, 
Iff. P., P. II.; John Denchar, P. G. H. Addresses of 
condolence, couched in feeling terms, were presented to the 
relatives of each. 

Most Excellent Companion J. Whyte Melville was re-elected 
G. Z., and Lindsay Mackersy, W. S., Grand Scribe E. 

CALIFORNIA. 

The Tenth Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter of 
California was held at San Francisco on the 7th May, 1863, the 
M. E. Adolphus Hollub, Grand High Priest, presiding, and 
Lawrence C. Owen, Grand Secretary. In his annual address 
the Grand H. P. feelingly alludes, in the true spirit of Masonry, 
to the fratricidal strife now raging in the United States ; but is 
cheered by the fact that the Holy Teachings of our Order have 
not been lost sight of in the fearful struggle. He also refers to 
official acts performed by him during the year ; and announces 
in becoming terms the death of a distinguished Mason, the R. 
E. Comp. Samuel G. Risk, General Grand Secretary. 

The report on Foreign Correspondence was presented by 
Comp. L. C. Owen. It contains a review of the proceedings of 
ten Grand Chapters, our own among the number. The 
correspondence between the Grand Chapter of England and 
that of Canada, on granting new charters in this Province, 
is given in full, and the Committee, in speaking of it, 
say :— 

"The response of the Grand Z. of Canada, so completely 
demolishes the assumptions of the Mother Grand Chapter, and 
establishes the rights of his own, that we prefer to give it at 
length rather than summarise it." 



276 GKAND CHAPTEE OF CANADA. 

The finances of this Grand Chapter appear to be in a 
flourishing condition, the total receipts for the year being $3,233, 
and the balance in the hands of the Treasurer $587. 

Thirty-two subordinate Chapters are reported, with a total 
membership of 1,147 ; average to each, 36. 

The M. E. Ezra H. Van Decar, was elected Grand High Priest, 
and Lawrence C. Owen, Grand Secretary. 

INDIANA. 

The Annual Convocation of this Grand Chapter was held at 
Indianapolis, May 20th, 1863. The M. E. G. H. P., George W. 
Porter, read a very interesting address, which embraced a variety 
of subjects, including the proceedings of twenty-one Grand 
Chapters — our own being one of them. His report on Foreign 
Correspondence is able and comprehensive. In referring to 
Canada he says, " I notice that some differences have hitherto 
existed between Canada and the Mother Country, upon the 
subject of granting charters ; but this trouble, by the discreet 
exercise of the proper virtues of Masons, can and ought to be, 
and I trust will be ere long, if it has not already been, amicably 
adjusted to mutual satisfaction." He concludes his lengthy 
address with an earnest appeal against the policy of severing 
their connexion with the General Grand Chapter of the United 
States, a policy which is discussed with much force by several 
Grand Chapters. He says " there are some important interests 
and advantages connected with the preservation of the Supreme 
Grand Chapter, as it is, or ought to be, our Great Central Light, 
and its decisions should, or ought to furnish, uniform rules of 
work and action throughout the United States, and thus prevent 
the many inconveniences which are likely to result from the 
jarring and conflicting rules of different Grand Chapters having 
no common centre ;" and he considers that this should be a 
sufficient reason for its continued existence. 

There are forty-six subordinate Chapters in this State, 
with a membership of 1,474; average to each, 32. 

Erastus W. H. Ellis was elected Grand High Priest, anc 
Francis King, Grand Secretary. 



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IOWA. 

The Ninth Annual Convocation of this Grand Chapter was 
held at Iowa City, on the 30th May, 1863, the M.*E. G. K., 
L. S. Swafford, presiding as G. H. P., and R. E. Comp. 
William B. Langridge, Grand Secretary. 

A letter was read from the M. E. G. H. P., Caleb Lamb, 
explaining that " his absence was occasioned by having joined 
the army of his country, and commending the Chapter to the 
care of the Grand High Priest of the Universe." 

The Committee on Foreign Correspondence report upon the 
proceedings of twelve Grand Chapters, our own not among the 
number. The report is well written, but possesses no points of 
peculiar importance to the craft in Canada. The Grand 
Secretary reports twenty-eight subordinate Chapters, with a 
membership of 560 ; average to each, 20. 

M. E. Comp. W. E. Woodward, was elected Grand High 
Priest, and R. E. Comp. W. B. Langridge, Grand Secretary. 

MAINE. 

The Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Maine assembled in 
Annual Convocation at the Masonic Hall, in Portland, on 
Monday, May 4th, 1863. Thirteen subordinate Chapters were 
represented. The M. E. G. H. P., in his address, which 
was a most able one, touched upon the influence the civil war 
had in some Masonic jurisdictions less fortunate than their own. 
He also alluded to a special Convention called on the 24th June, 
1S63, for the purpose of celebrating the 100th anniversary of 
the introduction of Masonry into Maine, and other topics of a 
local nature. 

The Committee on Foreign Correspondence reviewed the 
proceedings of fifteen Grand Chapters ; our own, however, was 
not among the number. R. E. Comp. Cyril Pearl, still continues 
to act as Chairman of this Committee. 

The thirteen Chapters in this jurisdiction have an aggregate 
membership of 789 ; average to each, 60. 

M. E. Comp. John J. Bell, was elected Grand High Priest ; 
R. E. Comp. Ira Berry, Grand Secretary. 



278 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 



MARYLAND AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. 

The jfroceedings of this Grand Chapter are dated 9th 
November, 1863. The M. E. G. H. P., Comp. J. N. McJilton, 
presided. In his opening address he says : — 

" Prosperity in the Masonic family does not consist in the great 
increase of its members, nor in the wealth of its membership, 
but in the worthiness of character and usefulness of the 
co-laborers in the important work of building up a vast Moral 
Temple, the area of whose foundations extends over the globe, 
the elevation of which is to be wrought through time, and its 
duration commensurate with eternity. A single imperfect Ashlar 
detracts from the security and perfection of the edifice we are 
engaged in erecting, and once laid upon the walls, it cannot be 
removed, but must remain as an evidence of the weakness and 
indiscretion of the builders. Let it be the study and labor of 
the true and faithful craftsman to prevent such material from 
being placed among the well-tried, true and trusty Ashlars of 
our great Masonic Temple.' ' 

He also states " that notwithstanding the confusion and 
uncertainty occasioned by the war, the Chapters are now working 
with an energy that indicates a speedy and prosperous issue." 
He gives an account of visits to subordinate Chapters in his 
jurisdiction during the year, and closes his able and eloquent 
address by an earnest exhortation to the Companions ever to 
remember their responsibilities to the Great I AM, and their 
imperative duties to each other. 

The report on Foreign Correspondence embraces the proceedings 
of twelve Grand Chapters. Canada does not appear amongst 
them, our last proceedings not being received in time. 

There are ten Chapters under this jurisdiction, with an { 
aggregate membership of 601 ; average to each, 60. 

M. E. Comp. John L. Yeates, was elected G. H. P., and , 
R. E. Comp. W. Morris Smith, Grand Secretary. 






SEVENTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, QUEBEC, 1864, 279 

MASSACHUSETTS. 

The Annual Convocation of this Grand Chapter commenced 
September 8th, 1863, at the Masonic Hall, Boston ; M. E. Comp. 
Solon Thornton, G. H. P., presiding, and Thos. Waterman, 
Grand Secretary. 

No address was delivered by the G. H. P., but a minute 
detail of proceedings at a series of Convocations held during the 
year, is given in its stead. There is also an interesting record 
of the names of all Companions who have held Grand Offices 
since the establishment of this Grand body in 1798. 

The Committee on Foreign Correspondence review the 
proceedings of eleven Grand Chapters. The report is very 
elaborate, lengthy extracts being given from the proceedings of 
all the Chapters noticed. Canada is not included in the number. 

There are twenty-four subordinate Chapters under this 
jurisdiction, and four under Dispensation, with a total 
membership of 2,135. The number of exaltations during the 
year was 289, or an average of 12 to each. 

M. E. Comp. Solon Thornton, was re-elected G. H. P., 
and R. E. Comp. Thomas Waterman, Grand Secretary. 

MISSOURI. 

The proceedings of this Grand Chapter, for the years 1863-64, 
possess much interest. Both Convocations were held in the 
City of St. Louis, the first on May 20, 1863, when twelve Chapters 
were represented, and the second on May 18, 1864, with the 
same subordinate representation. At the former, the M. E. G. 
H. P., (James Carr,) delivered a very business-like address, 
which, after reviewing his official acts during the year, he 
concludes by stating that " A few of the subordinate Chapters 
have been doing a very flourishing business in the way of 
exalting new members, but the majority, however, have been 
hard run to keep the necessary meetings to prevent a forfeiture 
of their Charters." We hope the leaven working amongst the 
few will infuse its revivifying influence into the many, whereby 
the Chapters in the State will resume their wonted vitality. 



280 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

The address of the succeeding M. E. G. H. P. (James N. Burnes,) 
read at the Convocation held in May last, while equally practical, 
contains some valuable strictures on irregularities prevailing 
within his jurisdiction, and deplores in merited terms the " almost 
unintelligible manner in which certain degrees are conferred," 
by which " they are frequently made to appear senseless and 
ridiculous." To remedy this evil, a well-skilled Grand Lecturer 
has been authorized to visit all subordinates, for the purpose of 
instruction and to insure uniformity in work. 

A very interesting report on Foreign Correspondence, from the 
able pen of R. E. Comp. A. O'Sullivan, accompanies each year's 
proceedings, in which the deliberations of fifteen Grand Chapters 
are lucidly reviewed, those of our own Grand Chapter being 
amongst the number. 

Twenty-eight Chapters appear on the roll of this State, 
possessing a total membership of 994; average to each, 36. 

M. E. Comp. Jas. A. H. Lampton, St. Louis,was elected G. H. P., 
and R. E. Comp. A. O'Sullivan, St. Louis, Grand Secretary. 

NEW JERSEY. 

The Seventh Annual Convocation of this Grand Chapter was 
held in the Masonic Hall, Trenton, on the 9th day of September, 
1863. Twelve Chapters, (being the entire number in the State,) 
possessing an aggregate membership of 445, were represented. 

The address of the M. E, G. H. P. is admirably written, and 
imparts much valuable information on the condition of the Royal 
Craft within that jurisdiction. Having officially visited every 
subordinate Chapter in his State, the M. E. G. H. P. bears 
testimony to the excellence of the work done in each, and its 
close conformity to the standard ritual, " the acquirement of which 
has been accomplished by all the officers without the services of 
a Grand Lecturer." He also uses the following pertinent 
observations on apathy in the discharge of duty shown by too 
many Companions, and which may be profitably embodied in this 
Report : " A more frequent visitation among the Chapters would, 
I believe, tend to cement that unity of feeling so desirous, and 



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create an emulation, inspiring that fraternal regard and esteem 
which is the true stamp of masonry. With but few exceptions 
ami it is a matter of regret thai they a re so few, the general presence 
of members is not so numerous as is consistent with the benefits 
to be derived from attending the regular convocations of Royal 
Arch < 'h inters. This may arise from causes beyond the control 
of companions, but I fear it is an evidence of that want of fervency 
aud zeal evinced by many of the Craft, through a misconception 
of their duties, and from unproficiency in the art, from which 
latter cause tliey lose much of its esoteric beauties." 

Another subject referred to in this excellent address is that 
of seeking Dispensations to confer Degrees in a manner at 
variance with the landmarks of the order. The case in question is 
thus stated, and your Committee cordially endorse the sound wisdom 
of the M. E. G. H. P., inrefusingto authorize such an innovation : — 

" Application was made to me, for a Dispensation to confer the 
Degrees ; there being some informalities, I instituted inquiries, 
which elicited the facts that the petition of the candidate was not 
at that time before the Chapter, and that the purpose was to 
make him a Royal Arch Mason at large ; also, that he had been 
previously rejected in that Chapter. I refused to grant the 
request, upon the ground of irregularity, and also because a 
Dispensation would have been an infraction of that inalienable 
right accorded to every Mason in the exercise of the ballot." 

The report on Foreign Correspondence, is from the able pen of 
Companion Wm. H. Jefferys, and is so well written, that we 
regret his intention to retire from the position of chairman of the 
Committee. He pays a high compliment to the Grand Chapter 
of ( anada, and cordially re-echoes the sentiment contained in the 
address of M. E. Comp. J. C. Franck, that " the sublime precepts 
of our ancient and honorable institution may form the means of an 
amicable settlement of their unnatural and unfortunate difficulties." 

M. E. Comp. John Sheville, was elected G. H. P., and R. E. 
Comp. J. Woolverton, Grand Secretary. 



282 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

NEW YORK. 

The sixty-sixth Annual Convocation of this Grand Chapter 
was held in the Temple Hall, Albany, on the 3rd February, 1863, 
when eighty-three Chapters (out of one hundred and seventy-five 
on the roll) were represented, possessing an aggregate member? 
ship of 4,428 ; average to each, 26. 

The address of M. E. Comp. G. H. Thacker, G. H. P., is an 
impressive and inspiriting document, and in it he alludes most 
feelingly to the unhappy domestic troubles which afflict the 
republic, and tenders excellent advice to the Companions as to 
their duty as Royal Arch Masons. He also refers to the human- 
izing influence exerted by our Order on the battle-field, where 
" the captive and the wounded have, on both sides, experienced 
at the hands of opposing Brethren, acts of kindness and 
alleviations of suffering which have served materially to assuage 
and mollify the horrors of war. Not only so, but through 
fraternal intercession, many comrades in arms, not members of 
the Order, have received the same consideration and beneficent 
treatment, though they knew not the cause. ***** 
Long after we have gone to our final home, our successors will 
point to these interesting facts as practical illustrations of the 
spirit and tenor of our teachings, and of the happy working of 
our Masonic system." He likewise suggests the publication of 
historic records from his Grand Chapter transactions, from 1798 
to 1863, which will possess peculiar interest to the Craft at large, 
and which we are glad to observe has been approved, and a 
Committee authorised to superintend the printing. A decision is 
recorded, that " a Master Mason of five years' standing, who had 
lost his left arm by railroad accident, cannot be made a Royal 
Arch Mason." Also, that " a Companion suspended by vote of 
his Chapter for non-payment of dues, may be restored on paying 
arrears, without a fresh vote being required." This latter rule 
accords with the practice of the Grand Chapter of Canada, and 
we are glad to see New York adopt it. 

The Committee on Foreign Correspondence ably and impar- 
tially reviews the proceedings of fourteen Grand Chapters— our 
own for the year 1862, included. 



SEVENTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, QUEBEC, 1864. 283 

M. E. Comp. Darius A. Ogden, of Penn Yan., was elected 
6. H. P., and R. E. Comp. John O. Cole, Grand Secretary. 



RHODE ISLAND. 

The Annual Convocation of the M. E. Grand Royal Arch 
Chapter of the State of Rhode Island was held in the Masonic Hall, 
City of Providence, on Wednesday, March 11, 1863, at 10 o'clock, 
A. M. Five subordinate Chapters were represented, returning 
530 members, and showing an average of 106 to each. 

The M. E. G. H. P., in an interesting address, suggested the 
desirableness of a return of the " Old Work " and land-marks of 
Ancient Craft Masonry, by the abolition of the Chapter Degrees, 
and the restoration to the symbolic Lodges of all that originally 
belonged to them. He also stated his belief, " that gross fraud 
and imposition was successfully practiced by the Masonic 
innovators of the eighteenth century," and " that at some time 
during the last century there was a division of the Master's 
degree, and upon that division the innovators of those times built 
the Degree of the Royal Arch." The Rev. Dr. Oliver in an able 
paper treats of the same subject ; but your Committee have grave 
doubts as to the possibility of making the change suggested by 
the M. E. G. H. P. of the Grand Chapter- of Rhode Island, even if 
the change were desirable. - 

There was no report from the Committee on Foreign 
Correspondence. 

M. E. Comp. Nathan H. Gould, was elected G. H. P., and 
E. Comp. Samuel B. Swan, of Providence, Grand Secretary. 

VERMONT. 

The Grand Royal Arch Chapter of this State assembled at the 
Masonic Hall, in Bradford, on the first Wednesday of October, 
1863. Eleven subordinate Chapters were represented. 

The address of the G. H. P., M.E. Comp. Barzillai Davenport, 
which was well and feelingly written, contains nothing of 
particular interest to other jurisdictions. 



284 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

The Committee on Foreign Correspondence reviewed the 
proceedings of eleven Grand Chapters — Canada not among the 
number. 

There are thirteen Chapters in this jurisdiction, with a total 
membership of 844 ; average to each, 55. 

M. E. Comp. Gamaliel Washburn, of Montpelier, was elected 
G. H. P., and R. E. Comp. John B. Hollenbeck, of Burlington, 
Grand Secretary. 

WISCONSIN. 

The fifteenth Annual Convocation of this Grand body was 
held in the City of Milwaukee, on the 3rd of February, 1864. 
Twenty Chapters were represented out of twenty-two in the 
jurisdiction, which shows an aggregate membership of 834; 
average to each, 34. 

The G. H. P., M. E. Comp. A. B. Alden, delivered a very 
interesting address, in which he states that, " with but few 
exceptions the Royal Arch Craft of this jurisdiction are in a 
highly prosperous condition, notwithstanding the unsettled state 
of our affairs, which tend so directly to retard its advancement." 
The remainder of the address is devoted to matters of local 
interest and well-timed reflections on Masonic duty in the 
troublous times through which they are passing. Companions 
are earnestly enjoined "not to let political feelings and prejudices 
interfere with their fraternal relations, which should be sacredly 
adhered to," — a sentiment your Committee heartily endorse, and 
commend to general consideration. Though written for the 
meridian of Wisconsin, it is not without force in other jurisdic- 
tions, and its reproduction can do no harm. 

The report on Foreign Correspondence, by Companion H. L. 
Palmer, is voluminous and well- written. The proceedings of 
fourteen Grand Chapters are reviewed, and appended thereto is 
a carefully prepared statistical table, showing that these Grand 
Bodies contained four hundred and eighty-seven subordinate 
Chapters ; have exalted 1888 candidates, and report an aggregate 
membership of 20,163. The Grand Chapter of Canada does not 






SEVENTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, QUEBEC, 1864. 285 

appear amongst the number. Speaking of the omission, the 
writer says : — "We have not been gladdened this year by the 
appearance of the proceedings of our Companions of the Grand 
Chapter of Canada." We regret the non-receipt of our proceedings, 
\vh irh were regularly forwarded by our Grand Scribe E , and can 
only attribute the failure of their arrival to some postal defect. 

M. E. Comp. Melvin L. Youngs, was elected G. H. P., and R E. 
Comp. W. T. Palmer, Grand Secretary. 

In bringing their labors to a close, your Committee 
would crave the indulgence of this Grand Chapter for the 
imperfect manner in which the important research committed to 
thorn has been performed ; and at the same time beg to express 
their high sense of the valuable compilations prepared by the 
several Committees of sister Grand Chapters, the perusal of which 
has afforded them much information that they could not 
otherwise have obtained Always well digested and entertaining 
and with but rare exceptions written in a truly Masonic spirit, 
there is no portion of the proceedings that they rise from reading 
with more genuine satisfaction than the Foreign Correspondence. 

All which is most respectfully submitted. 

JAMES SEYMOUR, 

Chairman. 



G. C. R. A. Masons of Canada. ) 
Quebec, 9th August, A. L, 2394. ) 



sxTsi>Easrsio3srs. 

REPORTED DURING THE PAST YEAR. 



No. 2.— THE HIRAM CHAPTER, HAMILTON. 



Dwight Benedict 

William Tuton Thomas. 
Wm. A. Harley 



.N. P. D. 



John King 

Thomas Beasley. 
James Dunne,. .. 



.N. P. D. 



No. 8.— KING SOLOMON'S CHAPTER, TORONTO. 



Samuel Behrend, 

William Johnston 

W. I. Kidd 



N. P. D. 



Charles S. Plumb 

Joseph Smelser 

Daniel Deforest 



N. P.D. 




Companion JOHN AUSTIN, 

JOHN MORRISON, 

THE HIRAM CHAPTER No. 2, HAMILTON. 

Companion JAMES W. DINGWALL, 

February, 1863. 
St. JOHN'S CHAPTER No. 6, HAMILTON. 

Companion EZRA B. RIDER, 

GOLDEN RULE CHAPTER, No. 9, STANSTEAD. 

Companion HUGH WISE, 

DORCHESTER CHAPTER, No. 17, WATERLOO. 

Companion ANDREW WIER HENDERSON, 

December 9th, 1863. 
MOUNT MORIAH CHAPTER, No. 19, St. CATHARINES. 

Companion JOHN WALKER, 

April 2nd, 1863. 
KING SOLOMON'S CHAPTER, No. 8, TORONTO. 




288 GRAND CIIAPTER OF CANADA. 

RETUK3STS 

OF 

SUBORDINATE CHAPTERS 

RENDERED AUGUST, A.D. 1864. 

No. 1.— ANCIENT FRONTENAC CHAP., KINGSTON. 

Established — A.D. 1797. 



Stated Meetings — third Tuesday in FeVry, May, Aug't & Nov'r. 

OFFICERS. 

R.E. Comp. Charles D. Macdonnell Z 

" " " William B. Simpson H 

" " Alexander S. Kirkpatrick J 

11 George M. Wilkinson, Scribe E 

Number of Members 43. 



No. 2.— THE HIRAM CHAPTER, HAMILTON. 

E /TABLISHED— A.D. 1820. 



Stated Meetings — first Monday of every month. 

OFFICERS. 

V.E. Comp. James M. Rogerson, Z 

" " " John S. Henderson, H 

" " Joseph J. Ourran, J 

David Gillies, Scribe E 

Number of Members 56. 



No. 4.— ST. ANDREW'S CHAPTER, TORONTO. 
Established — A.D. 1847. 



Stated Meetings — third Wednesday in Jan., April, July and Oct 

OFFICERS. 

E. Comp. W. F. McMaster, Z "| 
V. " " James Jackson, H ! No Returns for 
" John Paterson, J f 1864. 
" James Bain, Scribe NJ 
Number of Members 107. 



SEVENTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, QUEBEC, 1864. 289 

No. 5.— ST. GEORGE'S CHAPTER, LONDON. 
Established — A.D. 1854. 



Stated Meetings— fourth Friday in Feb., May, August and Sept. 

OFFICERS. 

M.E. Comp. Thompson Wilson Z 

" " Alfred G. Smyth, H 

" " John B. Smyth, J 

« T. F. McMullen, Scribe E 

Number of Members 31. 



No. 6.— ST. JOHN'S CHAPTER, HAMILTON 

Established — A.D. 1855. 



Stated Meetings — second Thursday of every Month. 

OFFICERS. 

R.E. Comp. Thomas McCraken, Z 

V. " " John W. Murton, H 

Benj. E. Charlton, J 

" John Rennie, Scribe E 

Number of Members # . 55. 



No. 7.— MOIRA CHAPTER, BELLEVILLE. 

Established — A.D. 1856. 



Stated Meetings— first Tuesday of every month. 

officers. 

E. Comp. L. H. Henderson, Z 

R. " " Marcellus Crombie H 

" " Alfred Ellis, J 

" Donald Moodie, Scribe E 

Number of Members 64. 



No. 8.— KING SOLOMON'S CHAPTER, TORONTO. 

Established — A.D. 1857. 



Stated Meetings — -first Thursday of every month. 

officers. 

E. Comp. James Adams, Z 

" Samuel McConkey, H 

" " Augustus T. Houel, J 

" George R. Hamilton, Scribe E 

Number of Members 53. 



290 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

No. 9.— GOLDEN RULE CHAPTER, STANSTE AD 
Established — A.D. 1858. 



Stated Meetings — Tuesday on or before full moon, in March, June, 
September and December. 

OFFICERS. 

E. Comp. W. B. Colby, Z 

" " L. R. Robinson, H 

" S. W. Taylor, J 

" C. H. Kathan, Scribe E 

Number of Members 34. 

No. 12.— CATARAQUI CHAPTER, KINGSTON. 

Established, A.D. 1850. — Affiliated, A.D. 1859. 



Stated Meetings — second Monday in February, May, August 
and November. 

OFFICERS. 

R.E. Comp. Henry Durable, Z 

V. " " S. H. Blondheim, H 

" " '« m John V. Noel, J 

John N. Glidden, Scribe E 

Number of Members 23. 



No. 13.— STADACONA CHAPTER, QUEBEC. 
Established, A.D. 1854. — Affiliated, 1859. 



Stated Meetings —second Thursday in Jan., April, July and Oct. 

officers. 
V.E. Comp. Alexander Duncan, Z^j 

" " Thomas Lambert, H ! No Returns 

George Smith, J f for 1864. 

Budden, Scribe E J 

Number of Members 33. 



No. 14.— BEDFORD DISTRICT CHAPTER, DUNHAM. 
Established — A.D. 1859. 



Stated Meetings — Tuesday preceding fuU moon of every month. 
officers. 
E. Comp. David Browne, Z } No Return 

" " Rev. Joseph Scott, H > since 



William M. Pattison, J ) formation. 
Number of Members 10. 



SEVENTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION QUEBEC, 1864. 291 

No. 15.— WAWANOSH CHAPTER, SARNIA. 
Established — A.D. 1859. 



Stated Meetings — second Friday in Jan., April, July and Oct. 

OFFICERS. 

V.E. Comp. William M. Jamieson, Z 

" " Hugh Black, H 

" " T. Blair Pardee, J 

11 Thomas Forsyth, Scribe E 

Number of Members 29. 



No. 16.— CARLETON CHAPTER, OTTAWA. 

Established — A.D. 1859. 



Stated Meetings — second Wednesday in March, June, Sept. & Dec. 

OFFICERS. 

E. Comp. Isaac B. Taylor, Z 

" " W. B. Gallwey, H 

J. P. Featherston, J 

Fred. Marett, Scribe E 

Number of Members 61. 



No. 17.— DORCHESTER CHAPTER, WATERLOO. 

Established — A.D. i860. 



Stated Meetings — first Thursday of every month. 

OFFICERS. 

R.E. Comp. H. L Robinson, Z 

" " " George T. lorehouse, H 

V.E. " W. G. Parmelee, J 

George H. Allen, Scribe E 

Number of Members 36. 

No. 18.— OXFORD CHAPTER, WOODSTOCK. 
Established — A.D. 1860. 



Stated Meetings— first Friday of every month. 

officers. 

V.E. Comp. George Forbes, Z 

John Turquand, H 

" Jordan Charles, J 

Charles L. Beard, Scribe E 

Number of Members 30. 



292 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

No. 19.— MOUNT MORIAH CHAP., ST. CATHARINES. 

Established — A. D. 1861. 



Stated Meetings — Friday, on or after full moon of every month. 

OFFICERS. 

E. Coinp. Charles P. Camp, Z 

V. " " Wm. McGhie, H 

" " Samuel G. Dolson, J 

" " Henry Carlise, Scribe E 

Number of Members 51. 



No. 20.— MOUNT HOREB CHAPTER, BRANTFORD. 
Established — A. D. 1861. 



Stated Meetings — First Wednesday of every month. 

OFFICERS. 

V. E. Comp. Arunah Huntington, Z 

J. W. Lethbridge, H 

" " George Lauterback, J 

C. B. Nimmo, Scribe E 

Number of Members 20. 



No. 21.— CARNARVON CHAPTER, MONTREAL. 
Established — A.D., 1861. 



Stated Meetings — third Thursday in Feb., May, Aug., and Nov. 

OFFICERS. 

R. E. Comp. Alex. A. Stevenson, Z 

" Robt. A. Smith, « H 

" " Alexander W. Ogilvie, J 

" Arthur R. Sowdon, Scribe E 

Number of Members 39. 



No. 22.— GRENVILLE CHAPTER, PRESCOTT. 

Established — A.D., 1861. 



Stated Meetings— first Wednesday in Jan., April, July and Oct. 

officers. 
V. E. Comp. Manuel Northrop, Z ■ 
" Henry A. Sims, H 
" William H. Brouse, J 
" Angus Grant, Scribe E J 
Number of Members 18. 



No Returns 

for 1862, '63, 

and '64. 



SEVENTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, QUEBEC, 1864. 293 

No. 23.— EZRA CHAPTER, SIMCOE. 
Established — A.D., 1861. 



Stated Meetings — Second Wednesday of every month. 

OFFICERS. 

E. Comp. , Z > 

" 1 , H > No Returns. 

" , J ) 

Number of Members 23 



No. 24.— TECUMSEH CHAPTER, STRATFORD. 

Established— A.D., 1863. 



Stated Meetings — last Wednesday of every month. 

OFFICERS. 

V. E. Comp Charles Kabn, Z 

" " " John Dutton, H 

Thos. Matheson, J 

Henry Sewell, Scribe E 

Number of Members 26 



No. 25— MOUNT HOREB CHAPTER, MONTREAL. 



Stated Meetings— second Wednesday of every month. 

R. E. Comp. Thos. Milton, Z 

" W m . N. Dow, H 

" Geo. Slack, J 

M " Henry Henderson, Scribe E 

Number of members 25 



LIST OF GRAND ROYAL ARCH CHAPTERS, 

WITH THE 

NAMES AND RESIDENCES OF GRAND SCRIBES E. 

England Wm. Grey Clarke . London. 

Scotland,..- .... - L. Mackersy Edinburgh. 

Ireland. -- Hon. Geo. Handcock Dublin. 

Alabama Daniel Sayre .._•.. Montgomery. 

Arkansas - James W. Finley .. Little Rock. 

California .. L.C.Owen San Francisco. 

Connecticut E. G. Storer New Haven. 

Florida John B.Taylor Tallahassee. 

Georgia .. B. B. Russell.. ... Augusta. 

Indiana Francis King.. .... Indianapolis. 

Illinois - H.G.Reynolds Springfield. 

Iowa -. W. B. Langridge. . . Muscatine. 

Kentucky P. S wigert Frankfort. 

Louisiana Samuel M. Todd .. New Orleans. 

Maine . — Ira Berry Portland. 

Maryland -- W. Morris Smith . . Washington. 

Massachusetts Thomas Waterman. Boston. 

Michigan . . J. Eastman Johnson Centreville. 

Minnesota --- A. T. C. Pierson .. St. Paul. 

Mississippi R. W. T. Daniel .. Jackson. 

Missouri A. O'Sullivan St. Louis. 

New Hampshire. Horace Chase Hopkinton. 

New York J.O.Cole Albany. 

New Jersey J. Woolverton Trenton. 

North Carolina Thomas B. Carr Wilmington. 

Ohio John D. Cad weJl ... Cincinnati. 

Oregon T. McF. Patton Salem. 

Pennsylvania Wm H. Adams Philadelphia. 

Rhode Island Samuel B. Swan .. Providence. 

South Carolina E.Thayer Charleston. 

Tennessee -. C. A. Fuller Nashville. 

Texas ___ A. S. Ruthven Galveston 

Vermont John B. Hollenbeck Burlington. 

Virgiania John Dove.. _ Richmond. 

Wisconsin W. T. Palmer .... Milwaukee. 



OFFICERS OF THE GRAND CHAPTER. 



1864-5. 



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Thomas Bird Harris, 

Denis Gale, 

Marcellus Crombie, 

Thos. McCraken, 

Henry Dumble, 

Alexander Duncan, 

Jonn V. Noel, 

Arunah Huntington, 

Wm. G. Parrnelee, 

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